Hates diaper changes

Anna - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 9 1/2 month old son has decided that staying still for a diaper change is no fun. He either fights it or screams. He rolls over and tries to get away any chance he can. We stopped using the changing table because I was scared he was going to crawl right over the side. Any advice? Does anyone know any tricks to get them to hold still just long enough to get a fresh diaper on? Thanks.

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Christina - posted on 08/06/2009

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My little man is doing this too! It is like a wrestling match I swear. Lately, I've been giving him a toy and trying to keep him occupied as best possible. It doesn't seem to work the best, but we eventually get things changed.

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2009

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No tricks, but you're not alone. My son screams like a banshee when I try to change him. It actually takes two people sometimes. SOMETIMES, if I give him something that does something like a battery-operated toy or my phone, he'll calm down enough. Other times, his diaper's barely on there, but that's all I can do.

Amanda - posted on 07/24/2009

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this has been happening with us too. the only things that i have found that sometimes work are giving him a toy, cell phone, or remote. and it can't be an inactive cell phone or remote- gotta be the real thing!

Carrie-Jo - posted on 07/24/2009

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LMAO Crazy little fellers!!!! My son Damian has been doing this for a while as well! was so glad to see these posts, now I know it's the norm lol Kind of frustrating at times, but I usually sing to him or make funny faces........if nothing else fails I just grin and bare it. I tried tapping his leg before but he's so stubborn he just ignored me ;)

Michele - posted on 07/24/2009

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my son also hates getting changed it doesn't matter any more if i give him a toy, he just trows the toy away then trys to runaway. i use pull ups there faster at putting on and i can do it while standing...

Laurie - posted on 07/23/2009

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Guess this is a universal thing! I wondered since my little one also gets SO fidgety (esp if she is tired) and it is such a race to get the diaper on - I too try new things to put in her hands or sing songs or kiss her belly ....not easy..............

Melissa - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son has been doing this for a few months now. It is NOT fun! I don't use my changing table either. I usually grab one of my daughter's toys that he likes or sing to him. He likes that. Or make silly faces. Sometimes nothing works but you do what you have to do to not get poop on your floor, right? :)

Christina - posted on 07/13/2009

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It used to be pretty easy to change my Son when he was younger.. Now he is 22 months old and we just introduced him to the potty, he has used it only once but hey I can't complain. Changing him now is a little more difficult he likes to roll around or Escape from us and run around the house. Silly Guy!! We usually give him a toy to play with or give him a little book to hold. and it seems to work.

Tammy - posted on 07/13/2009

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Ha ha , such little monkeys!! We have just brought some pull up nappies and they are so much easier, you can put them on standing up, if he is laying on his side, front, back, wiggling around, they are great! x

Julie - posted on 07/13/2009

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I have to change around different things to keep my 9 month boy's focus. Sometimes a toy or a song will keep his attention on me so he doesn't wiggle or roll, especially if it's something that's not really a toy, like the thermometer cover or the lid off of his jar of lotion. His newest fascination is animal noises: I can bark and moo and meow, and he'll just lay there watching me and laugh. I know my husband has changed him standing up once or twice, and that seemed to work pretty well.

Susan - posted on 07/12/2009

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My almost 10 month old boy has also been doing this for a while (it seems the boys are causing us trouble!) I still change him on the change table, give him a toy, sing songs, tickle him and try to keep his focus on me - not on something he wants to roll to reach. In the height of his fidgetyness about a month ago I gave him a small tap on the upper thigh/ bottom if he rolled. I only needed to do this about three times. He hardly ever rolls now. If he goes to, a firm "no rolling" is usually enough. Oh and I've learnt to be very quick!

Nicole - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son is the same way, I have to change him while he is crawling on the floor! Some times if I give him something new to look at and play with I can get a few sec out of him without trying to flip over!

Chassidy - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Annemaria :

Haha! My son has been doing this for awhile now. We had to stop using the changing table a few months back. I found the only way to change his diaper is while he is standing. I undo his old diaper, wipe him up and change him while he is standing and he loves it. Even works when he has poop.


I do this for my 2 1/2 year old son. We are currently potty training, so this makes it supper easy with pull ups when he has accidents.

Chassidy - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Annemaria :

Haha! My son has been doing this for awhile now. We had to stop using the changing table a few months back. I found the only way to change his diaper is while he is standing. I undo his old diaper, wipe him up and change him while he is standing and he loves it. Even works when he has poop.


I do this for my 2 1/2 year old son. We are currently potty training, so this makes it supper easy with pull ups when he has accidents.

Chassidy - posted on 07/08/2009

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I always use our changing table which is in our living room.(I do in home child care) I put a mobile over it where I lay their heads and if they have a toy in their hand, I let them keep it with them. Also, my changing table has a strap, so if they keep rolling over, I just buckle them and they can't. They may start screaming, but you learn to be fast at it. :P

Tanikka - posted on 07/08/2009

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I change him while he is on his stomach. I also have toys that he plays with only at diaper changing time.

Annemaria - posted on 07/08/2009

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Haha! My son has been doing this for awhile now. We had to stop using the changing table a few months back. I found the only way to change his diaper is while he is standing. I undo his old diaper, wipe him up and change him while he is standing and he loves it. Even works when he has poop.

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